2023 Birthday Party Guide | Chicago Moms Network

Thank you for making the Chicago Moms Network Birthday Party Guide a part of your family’s planning process! We’ve curated a detailed list of our favorite birthday party locations, vendors, and entertainment to hopefully make throwing the perfect party a little easier. From face painting and balloons, to ninja obstacles – there’s a little something for kids of all ages!

Are we missing your favorite local business in our list? Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with suggestions!

Altitude Chicago

404 N Armour St.

Altitude Chicago is the first and only indoor trampoline park and family entertainment center in the City! With nearly 35,000 square feet and 14 unique attractions, there is something for guests of all ages! Altitude Chicago is open 7 days a week for open jump with dedicated Toddler Time every* Monday-Friday from 9am-11am. Monthly Memberships are available! Ranked one of the City’s best indoor play spaces for birthday parties, Altitude Chicago takes all the stress out of party planning! Visit altitudechicago.com for more information. 

Age: 2-99

Limit on Guest #: N/A

Parking Options: FREE parking lot adjacent to business; street parking available

Food & Beverage: Yes



Junior Chefs Kitchen

2448 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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Junior Chefs Kitchen provides hands-on cooking classes infused with nutrition education for children.

We believe in increasing access to the essential health information of food and nutrition by empowering youth with cooking skills and healthy eating resources that are good for people, the planet and our community.

Our Birthday Parties are 2 hours making your recipe of choice with friends and family, celebrating over cupcakes, and building memories!  All plates, cutlery, napkins included. We take care of the set up and clean up so you, your child and guests can relax and have fun.

Age: 4-18 (for birthday parties; our classes start at 2)

Limit on Guest #: Up to 30 children

Parking Options: Plenty of street parking available during the day

Food & Beverage: Yes, we offer decor packages, additional food & beverage packages (adult platters and birthday cake add-on). More details here: https://www.juniorchefskitchen.com/programs/parties

Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: $100 off using code: CHIMOMSBP100



Bubbles Academy

900 N Michigan and 2184 N Elston
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Celebrations are our specialty! Join us for an art, play and fun-filled party at our 900 N Michigan location or in Bucktown inside our preschool building or outside on our nature playground and under our big-top event tent!

Age: 0-6

Limit on Guest #: varies per location, outdoor playground party has most flexibility 

Parking Options: $10 parking in the garage at 900 N Michigan, free parking lot at 2184 N Elston

Food & Beverage: Bring your own food!

Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers:$50 off your party when you mention ChicagoMoms when booking



Ultimate Ninjas Chicago

2500 W. Bradley Place, Unit H, Chicago, IL 60618
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Kids love Ultimate Ninjas birthday parties! If you’re looking for a fun, active, energy filled idea for your kids birthday party you’ve come to the right place! At Chicago Ultimate Ninjas your ninja party guests, both young and old, can take full advantage of our many obstacle courses, ninja challenges, and equipment!

Age: 5-13 (guests turning 5 w/ some 4 year olds attending is ok)

Limit on Guest #: 45 (this is kids participating), adults are not included in this number

Parking Options: Big parking lot with plenty of parking!

Food & Beverage: Pizza, Gatorade and goody bags purchased through Ultimate Ninjas.  Can bring in own snacks or birthday treats



The Paintbrush … a hands-on ART studio for kids

2446 N. Clark, Chicago 60614

CREATE AND CELEBRATE! We Put the ART in pARTy! The Paintbrush offers unique ART Celebrations for children ages 4 and up (drop-off), (and for adults, too). Intimate setting, great  ART project options, time for cake/food. We do all the work, you relax and have fun! Plus, options for goody bags, balloons, tattoos, and more!

Age: 4+ 

Limit on Guest #: 21 

Parking Options: Side street/meter

Food & Beverage: Yes!

Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: Mention Chicago Moms for free goody bag or t-shirt for your birthday child



5 Balloons LLC

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Transform ordinary events into extraordinary memories with our expert balloon decorations, enchanting face painting, and mesmerizing balloon twisting. At 5 BALLOONS LLC, we’re not just passionate about creating stunning decor; we’re dedicated to sharing our skills through balloon decor workshops. Let us bring color and joy to your special moments, or join us in mastering the art of balloon decor!

Age: All ages!
Travel Area: Chicago, Northwest Suburbs, North Chicago
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: $20 for face painting – Chicagomoms20


Harmony Learning Center

725 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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Harmony is a great place for birthday parties for kids ages 1-5 years! Families can bring their own decoration, food and cake or let us take care of all these for them! Add-ons are also available to make the party even more fun (eg. face painting, music class)!
Age: 1-5 years
Limit on Guest #: 40-45
Parking Options: Wrightwood has non-zoned parking and Burling is zone 143. Metered parking is available nearby on Halsted!
Food & Beverage: Bring your own or let us take care of that for you! 
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: 10% Discount 


Kidcreate Studio

3709 N Southport Ave
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Making a Mess is the Best at Kidcreate Studio! Our enthusiastic teachers oversee the party from start to finish, including clean up! Host a party knowing your child and their friends are being inspired, creative and educated
Age: 3-13 years
Limit on Guest #: 24
Parking Options: Street Parking
Food & Beverage:No, but you can bring your own!
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: 10% Discount if you mention Chicago Moms!


A Fairytale Ballet

3234 N Southport Ave + 2243 W North Ave
Lakeview – 773-477-4488 + Bucktown – 773-606-0318
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With the wave of our ballet wand, your child’s birthday party will be truly unique.  Birthday Party Packages are available for both In-Studio and In-Home celebrations and will leave you and your ballerina happily ever after!  A ballerina hostess leads the festivities with tutus, bubbles and birthday dances, then the chosen Fairytale Ballet story is read. Each dancer is adorned in a character costume and the Fairytale Ballet comes to life with coordinating music, props and dances. Book with a surprise princess to have your fairytale character (Cinderella, Ariel, Belle & more choices) surprise your birthday girl and guests with magical photo ops and birthday festivities. Party favors for each guest!
Age:Fairytale Ballet Party: Ages 2-6 + Prima Ballerina or Pop Star Party (Ages 6-9)
Limit on Guest #: 15
Parking Options:Street parking available at Bucktown + Lakeview Locations
Food & Beverage packages available?: No, however a table is provided for cake time & food set-up


Purple Monkey Playroom

2040 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
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Treat yourself to a relaxing celebration while our staff handles all of the details.

Winner of several awards for best birthday party venue, our playroom offers completely flexible and customized party packages and also welcomes any outside food, drink and decoration and entertainment at no extra charge. 

Age: 1st-6th Birthday
Limit on Guest #: Up to 65 max
Parking Options: Free Street Parking
Food & Beverage: Yes
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?:One dozen free cupcakes with Plus or Grand Packages. Not valid on previously booked celebrations.


Fit City Kids

2540 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL 60625
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When it comes to party venues, Fit City Kids knocks it out of the park. We can host just about anything! With 10,000 square feet at your disposal, we have space for birthday pirates of all sizes, private parties, and even family banquets. Don’t wait, space books quickly!

Age: 0 – 12
Limit on Guest #: 35 – unlimited
Parking Options: Free Parking Lot
Food & Beverage: BYO


Skydeck Chicago

233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606
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Happy Birthday, celebrate at Skydeck Chicago.  Host your birthday party at Skydeck’s new party room!

Package includes:

  • Tickets to the Skydeck Experience & The Ledge
  • Lower-Level Party Room
  • Day of party coordinator
  • Food – Giordano’s Pizza
  • Scavenger hunt
  • One printed photo and one digital photo
  • Special gift for the guest of honor

$499 for birthday child and 9 guests – $45 each additional guest

For an unforgettable birthday party contact: Sam Krause T 312.875.9803 [email protected]

Age: Ages 3 and up
Parking Options: Parking available at Tower Garage and Traders Garage for a discounted rate through Skydeck
Food & Beverage: Giordano’s Pizza Package


Kids Clay Room

2646 N Halsted St. Chicago IL 60614
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Children work with wet clay and clay tools to create fun ceramic pieces through our classes, camps, birthday parties, and workshops.

Age: Ages 5 and up

Limit on # of Guests: Varies

Parking Options: Street Parking

Food & Beverage: No



One Strange Bird

2124 W Division St.
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Happy Birthday, Let One Strange Bird help celebrate your child’s birthday. At a One Strange Bird birthday party, your child and their friends will each create a take-home art project with the help of an awesome instructor.

Age: 2+

Limit on # of Guests: 20
Parking Options: Street Parking
Food & Beverage: Yes
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers: 10% Discount


My Gym Chicago

1730 W Fullerton Ave
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Birthday Parties Are Our Specialty

At My Gym, every party is a perfectly-designed celebration created especially for YOU! Whether you’re planning your little one’s precious 1st birthday or your big kid’s 8th birthday bash, our talented party professionals will create a unique, exciting, and entertaining program for your child’s special day. In addition to our standard (fabulous!) My Gym games, activities, rides, and circle-time fun, we invite you and your child to actively participate in designing the program of your dreams. Got song requests? Awesome! Have a favorite game? We’ll play it! Working with a theme? We do it all day, every day! We love nothing more than making your birthday wishes come true.

Age: Ages 1-8
Limit on # of Guests: 25 Kids Max
Parking Options: Free Parking Available
Food & Beverage: Variety of party packages, see website for details


Tunes With Tim – Children’s Music Entertainment

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Since 2013, critically acclaimed children’s musician Tunes With Tim, has been using his wide repertoire of classic songs – from nursery rhymes to Beatles tunes – to inspire families and friends of all ages to sing, play & dance together…providing plenty of fun at your little one’s big celebration!

Age: 1-5 years old
Travel Area: Rate & availability varies based on location. Inquire for more information. For a quote, contact Tim with your preferred date(s), time(s) & location(s).
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: $25 off when mentioning “Chicago Moms Network” with inquiry!


Mary Macaroni Entertainment

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Mary Macaroni is one of Chicago’s premier family entertainers! She is a singer, songwriter, guitarist AND magician known for her catchy sing-a longs and hilarious magic! Her greatest skill is in her connection & rapport with the children she entertains, enthralling & captivating through performance and connection. She was recently voted as “Chicago’s Best Clown” in a vote by ChicagoKids.com.

In her show, kids get to help Mary Macaroni with magic tricks, shake shakers and dance with scarves along to rockin’ tunes and generally have the time of their lives! And she does face painting and balloon sculpting!!

Mary has over 400 appearances a year performing at festivals, birthday parties, corporate family days, libraries, park districts and community concerts as a soloist or with her band, Mary Macaroni and the Impastas! You will see her every summer at Chicago’s great street festivals, including Retro on Roscoe, Do Division, West Fest, Wicker Park Fest, Taste of Polonia, Ben Fest, Green Fest and more. Mary Macaroni has entertained for Carnival Cruise Lines, amusement parks, Navy Pier, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Spirit of Chicago and countless other corporate clients.  Her celebrity appearances include Mike Ditka, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Michael Jordan and the children and grandchildren of Jerry Springer, Joan Cusack and Chicago TV personalities, Allison Rosati and Roseanne Tellez. Mary is thrilled to have recently performed for our American troops which took her on a world tour that included Singapore, Diego Garcia and Bahrain.

Age: 0-7 years
Travel Area: No Limit!
Discount for Chicago Moms Network Followers?: 10% Discount 


Skip & Scoot Kids Fitness Through Play!

(708) 274-7742
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Balloon games, obstacle courses, movement songs, relays, parachute, sensory games- oh my! One of our experienced teachers will create and implement a personally tailored kids fitness through play program of fun that is perfect for your group! Adults mingle, kids are engaged and happy, and everyone enjoys themselves! Hire us for your next event and this could be your experience. See you at party time!

Age: 0-8 years
Travel Area: We travel up to 20 minutes, and anything over that is $20 per 30 minutes.


Petite Tables and Chairs

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Age: 1-10
Travel AreaAll of the Chicagoland area!
Other Important Info:We also customize and do crafts and activities on our tables! 


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